Atlanta season three won’t be ready any time soon
Fans of the hit FX dramedy series Atlanta will have to wait a little while longer for the third season to roll out. FX boss John Landgraf revealed as much at TCA (via Deadline), stating that the series will likely not air before the Emmys in a bid to push quality over quantity.
“We have so many programs that don’t cycle back on an annual basis,” Landgraf said, citing series such as Fargo and Taboo. “You have to make a decision about quality over quantity and we’re erring on the side of quality.”
Creator/star Donald Glover’s schedule has proved to be an obstacle after the actor made the jump to the big screen in films such as Solo: A Star Wars Story, the upcoming live action remake of The Lion King, not to mention his This is America tour.
“Donald Glover is sort of the king of all media, and he just has had an incredibly complicated life. He’s had personal things he’s had to deal with, from injuries to other things I’d rather not say publicly that just have to do with not with his personal life but his extended family,” said Landgraf.
Atlanta tells the story of two cousins trying to find their way to the top of the local rap scene, all the while dealing with the many real and absurd troubles black folk face in the city. The series was created by Donald Glover who also stars in the lead role as Earnest “Earn” Marks, a Princeton dropout who now manages his cousin’s burgeoning rap career. He’s joined in the series by Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz.
The FX original is a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy award-winning show, with Glover receiving accolades for acting and directing.